Care of the surgical patient—part 2: oral anticoagulants

Claire Ford*, Matthew Robertson

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Part two of this series on the care of the surgical patient introduces readers to some of the additional risks associated with patients who are undergoing surgery and taking oral anticoagulants. It explores the use of vitamin K antagonists and heparin. Some of the management strategies and additional considerations that need to be addressed during the perioperative care continuum will also be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1242-1246
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number21
Early online date26 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2020


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